Age: 33 years old

Country: Turkey

Ahmet Ozan Baysal, who particularly specialized on Bağlama performance and Şelpe techniques, received his bachelor’s degree from Selçuk University – Music Education Faculty in 2010 and graduated from Ethnomusicology master program of Istanbul Technical University – Music Department (Center for Advanced Studies in Music – MIAM) in 2013. He continues Bağlama Performance Studies under Music Ph.D. program in the same center since 2013. He began to work as a research assistant at Dr. Erol Üçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music MIAM at the Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) in 2014.
As a Bağlama/Şelpe performer artist and lecturer; he has given many solo concerts at national and international stages, and he gave academic presentations in various international conferences organized abroad.

Photo credit: Aliş Hüseyin Karataş